Preserving Peas for Next Year

This is the first year I'm attempting to save dried peas for next planting season. The process has been easy. I simply left some pods on the vine and let them dry in the hotter summer sun. When I ripped the plants out of the ground to put in a more seasonal summer crop, I... Continue Reading →

Evil Tobacco Hornworms!

In the garden last evening I noticed a super sad tomato plant. The leaves were nibbled off, so I investigated closer. These plump Hornworms did a number! I found thirteen worms with the help from my son (the self-proclaimed bug scientist) and we fed them to my neighbors chickens. The birds loved them, so that's... Continue Reading →

Kids and Gardening-Oh My!

My garden is so neglected. I'm a stay home mom trying to write a novel and pump life into a fairly large garden. It's impossible. Every year I tell myself I'm going to get ahead of the game and be prepared for planting, weeding, erecting supports, throwing down straw, getting my defenses ready for pest... Continue Reading →

Albino Deer Sighting

I'm beside myself excited to have two albino deers visiting our yard. Until now I hadn't been able to catch them on camera but today I got lucky. Several pictures are below. Fresh home from my son's baseball game I saw a flash of white at the bottom of the property. Like a ninja, I... Continue Reading →

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